Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Tour for Lord of the Rings Fans

The Genre Traveler and Beyond Boundaries Travel Team Up for Special Weekend Package to See the Lord of the Rings Musical in Toronto On Memorial Day Weekend, not only can you get to see the World Premiere musical in Toronto — already receiving rave reviews from theatre goers — but will also get the chance […]

Movieland Wax Museum Auction Announced

Have you ever wanted to walk on the bridge of the USS Enterprise from Star Trek? Have you dreamed of walking down the yellow brick road with Dorothy, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion? Have you fantasized about turning your garage into a Chamber of Horrors? Well, now’s your chance. On Saturday, March 11, starting […]

Astronomy Events This Month

Astronomy Month may be October, but you wouldn’t know that by the events that open this month. Roving Mars Now Playing www.imax.com/ImaxWeb/filmDetail.do?type=nowPlaying&movieID=code__.__45127 Roving Mars shows you Mars as you’ve never seen it before — up close and personal from the viewpoint of Spirit and Opportunity, the Mars Rovers, which, miraculously, are still working! According to […]

Better Sleep for Olympic Hopefuls

What do astronauts and athletes have in common? Well, for the U.S. Olympic Team this year, they both have Dr. Mark Rosekind, a former NASA scientist and president of Alertness Solutions, helping them get a better night’s rest. “Sleep is so important and so basic that it could make the difference between winning the gold […]

Another 48 Hours

Originally scheduled for last night, with a second performance today, the preview shows of The Lord of the Rings musical in Toronto have been delayed 48 hours until Saturday. The Genre Traveler published an article about this production in the October 2005 issue. Apparently, this is quite common for previews and has become accepted as […]

Almost the Shape of Things to Come

Like it came out of the 1936 movie, Things to Come, based on the H.G. Wells’ novel The Shape of Things to Come, the Grand Canyon Skywalk is almost complete. Originally scheduled to open on New Year’s Day, it is now estimated to be completed by this summer. This is big, cool idea: a glass […]

Gothicfest 2005 Update

Want to hear a sample of the bands that played at Gothicfest 2005? Then go to their page on MySpace: www.myspace.com/gothicfest. Also, if you scroll down the page, you’ll see in the “Friend’s Comments” section some information about bands and vendors that attended the festival last year. Gothicfest 2006 will take place Sept. 16 at […]

Musical Interprets Poe’s Work and Life

From now until March 5, Signature Theatre in Arlington, Va., will be showing Nevermore, a new musical based on the writings of Edgar Allan Poe. Nelson Pressley of The Washington Post called it “an intermissionless fever dream about the near-demented Poe and the women who haunted him.” And J. Wynn Rousuck, of The Baltimore Sun, […]

Critics Sink Fangs Into Lestat

With titles such as “Bloody Awful” and “Elton’s Vampire Musical ‘Sucks’”, the reviews have not been kind to the Lestat, the musical incarnation of Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles. The January 2006 issue of The Genre Traveler announced the premiere, now the blog brings you the critic’s opinions. Robert Hurwitt, Theatre Critic for The San […]

More Solar Eclipse Tours

In the January 2006 issue of The Genre Traveler, “Demons to Devour the Sun!” (pg. 22) listed several tours to see the solar eclipse on March 29. I just got word of three more from on the go tours out of London — two to Egypt and one to Turkey. Here’s some more information. Tour […]